Below is a screenshot of my 4-monitor workspace with all the programs I normally use during the trading day. Click the image for a full-size screenshot. My middle two monitors are 22″ and have 1900 x 1200 resolution so this is a huge image. I describe what I have on each monitor going from top left to bottom right
Leftmost monitor: My trades at IB (Interactive Brokers) are at the top left, and to the right of that are a Speedtrader level 2 and time and sales window. Below the IB trades window is a 1m intraday chart of the same stock that is on the level 2 / time and sales. To the right of that is the old version of Tweetdeck.
Middle-left monitor: All these are Speedtrader Pro windows. The only window that might need some explanation is the top middle window, which is what I call the HOD list (high of day list) which shows every stock meeting certain criteria that is making or touching its high of the day.
Middle-right monitor: This has my Interactive Brokers Traders Workstation (TWS) with a large level 1 watchlist, and in the bottom right it has news on stocks I have a position in and the new “market signals” price scanner at IB. In the upper-right, mostly beneath the IB windows, is the free Prodigio RTS platform that I use for backup quotes. I also use this monitor for looking at my trade-tracking spreadsheet and the internet on Chrome or Firefox.
Rightmost monitor: The top left is Profit.ly chat, with a Speedtrader Time and Sales and Level 2 to its right, my email inbox at the far right, and IB’s top % gainers scanner (otcbb and pinksheet only) at the bottom left.
2 thoughts on “My four monitor workspace: What I watch during the trading day”
Thanks for this Michael. Nice to see how you setup your daily trading rig.
Fantastic topic for a blog post.